Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized nearly 4,000 bongs and $23,000 in unreported currency, the company introduced Thursday. 

CBP officers on Monday seized the unreported money whereas doing enforcement operations on a flight sure for Ghana. A married couple advised CBP officers they have been carrying a mixed whole of $10,500. Federal regulation requires all vacationers to report back to a CBP officer when they’re carrying greater than $9,999.

One of nearly 4,000 bongs seized by CBP officials at Dulles Airport. 

One of nearly 4,000 bongs seized by CBP officers at Dulles Airport. 

While inspecting the couple’s carry-on bag, officers found that the couple was truly carrying a complete of $23,641, CBP stated in a press release. Officers seized the cash for a violation of U.S. currency reporting legal guidelines and launched the couple with $641 as a “humanitarian relief,” CBP stated.  

The couple was carrying more than $23,000 in unreported currency. 

The couple was carrying greater than $23,000 in unreported currency. 

CBP officers additionally seized a cargo of three,738 glass bongs Monday that had arrived from China on Oct. 3. Officers submitted documentation and images to the company’s worldwide commerce consultants, who reported again on Nov. 17 that the cargo was value $56,033 and violated U.S. legal guidelines on the importation of drug paraphernalia. CBP formally closed the seizure on Monday.


A CBP spokesperson stated commerce enforcement will be time consuming as a result of the company should undergo a number of steps to find out whether or not an incoming cargo violates federal regulation. 

Dulles International Airport

Dulles International Airport

“The seizures of glass bongs and unreported currency may seem innocuous at first; however, they illustrate the resolve and commitment that Customs and Border Protection officers and specialists [show] every day to enforce our nation’s laws, to enhance our nation’s economic vitality through lawful international trade and travel and to help keep our citizens safe,” Daniel Escobedo, CBP Area Port Director for the Area Port of Washington, D.C., stated in an announcement. 

Officials from Washington Dulles International Airport weren’t accessible for remark.